In the absence of other offers, I will be directing two short Chekhov (pictured) plays - a pre- and post-prandial celebration of two of the master playwright's less distinguished but very funny plays. First is The Bear - in which a youthful and passionate widow encounters an angry and overbearing (pardon the pun) gentleman creditor, with unexpected consequences. The Bear will be followed by The Marriage Proposal - in which a hypochondriac suitor gets into furious dispute with the object of his affections. Between the two, we will have an excellent South Indian buffet dinner.
I'm looking forward to it (in theory), though it will really depend on finding a good and congenial cast. Auditions in a fortnight's time. Watch this space for more updates.